By: Hanan Moller, Mentor Siemens
In this workshop, we will explore an alternative approach to SoC development, analysis, debug and bring up. We will describe a different approach, in which debug and performance tuning is considered from the outset, by including within the SoC a light but independent infrastructure dedicated to bringing debug visibility across the entire SoC – an approach which is independent of CPU architecture. We will outline a methodology which includes local intelligence inside the SoC to select and communicate off-chip only those monitoring data which are significant and meaningful. In this workshop, we will further discuss the features of functional debug solutions and the benefits they bring throughout the SoC development process.